The numbers are in! Thanks to the generosity of diners, Killarney House raised almost $8,000 for local charities, including $3,860 in matching funds provided by The Irish Restaurant Company, which includes Killarney House, Davidsonville’s only Irish pub, located at 584 West Central Avenue.
The fundraisers became a key component of Killarney House Irish Pub’s 20th anniversary celebration in September 2021. “Our success — especially surviving a pandemic — is due to our customers’ support,” said Anthony Clarke, co-owner of The Irish Restaurant Company. “This milestone anniversary gave us the opportunity to give back to our community.”
Throughout September, Killarney House hosted a Fundraising Dinner for each charity. To show his appreciation for two decades in business, co-owner Michael Galway committed to matching customer donations for these special fundraisers in September.
The money will be divided between seven charities that have local ties with Killarney House: Rebuilding Together Anne Arundel County—Repairing homes, revitalizing communities, rebuilding lives; Anne Arundel County First Responders—The people who place themselves in harm’s way to assist residents; Making Cards for Our Troops—Sending holiday packages/cards to American troops overseas; Londontowne Symphony Orchestra—Bringing symphonic music to the community and supporting education; Lace ’Em Up for Libby—Giving kids a chance to live without cancer; Navy SEAL Foundation—Improving the health and welfare of SEALS and their families; and EMBOLC—Bringing hope to people who suffer from mental illness and their loved ones.
–Irish Restaurant Company